International experts warned the participants of Minsk group about the threat of a large-scale disaster in Donbas.
The German expert presented his report to Minsk contact group participants about the ecological situation in Donbas.
“Today at the economic sub-group we spoke about the ecological problems In Donbas. Rolf Petri, the German expert, presented his report about the technical condition of mines in Donbas. The data of this report caused very serious concern as for possible flooding of a number of mines. The threat of that kind can cause ecological disaster around Donbas. Thus we need to look for a solution to the problem. Earlier the Ukrainian site of the contact group initiated invitation international ecologists to assess the situation at the industrial enterprises of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, – said Darka Olifer, press-secretary of ex-president of Ukraine, the participant of Minsk contact group Leonid Kuchma.
The volunteers of Restoring Donbas warned the Ukrainian authorities about the deterioration of the ecological situation in the region caused by military conflict. Actually it was the main topic of discussion at mutual session of Restoring Donbas Initiative, New Ukraine Institute of Strategic Studies and Institute of Green Economy hold in March. Summarizing the meeting the participants sent a petition to the President of Ukraine to prevent environmental disaster in Ukraine.